Touch is an important thing. I think more important to men than to women.
Touch starts as something we need as a baby to show us during that purely instinctive state, that someone is there to love us, care for us, and ultimately make sure we don’t die.
Moving into adulthood, touch is a touchy subject. (lol couldn’t help myself) Man hugging a woman, man hugging a man, husband touching a wife or a father hugging a son or daughter. You have all seen the butt slaps in sports, high fives and of course fist bumps. Touch is one of the most effective ways we communicate to other people.
After a WOD, nothing is better than a fist bump from a buddy or workout partner. This feeling of coming together against an enemy and celebrating the completion is so satisfying.
For men, it is difficult I think. If you touch a women, and they dont want that touch, you are creepy. If a woman touches a man, well hell, she can just do so and people will nine times out of ten receive it with open arms.
We all need touch. Don’t forget about your man though. He needs touch too. Probably more than you think. A brush of the arm, a pat on the back, or butt, goes miles. It makes us feel loved, strong and cared about.
Don’t you want your man to feel that way?
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.